I just got home from looking at a colony going into the base of a pine tree, looks like a cave at the entrance and it's right at the ground. I wished I'd had a wire coat hanger with me to check how far up the tree they were going. I had a plastic probe that I could tell it went downward and deeper towards the back of the tree.It's not a dead tree, not hollow. Drilling a hole and doing bee go will not work. I wondered about bee go underneath colony through a tube, see if I could drive them out that way with the hope they would cluster nearby for me to collect. It's overcast today, ready to rain, and the bees were not bothered at all with my probing around right at the entrance. Only one followed me when I walked away .and it left as soon as I was about 15 feet away.
Anyone ever do a removal like this, and how did you do it? Hope picture attachment worked.